- I Am Not Here
- Look At Me Now
- Quiet Desperation
- Imitation Of . . .
- Goodnight Sweetheart
- Madame Hate’s Mad Search For Love
- Bang The Drum Slowly
- The Mystery
- Cynthia’s Journal
- The Battle
- About Michelle
- Dance Me To The End Of love
Through the last seventeen years, the insightful songs of Johnny Indovina have been the core of Human Drama’s memorable live performances and beloved albums. The Human Drama songbook is made up of songs about the frailties of the human condition driven by raw emotions, passionately sung with Indovina’s intense personal touch. Now for 2002, this dark pop band returns to Projekt with Cause and Effect, thirteen new recordings that comprise Human Drama’s most up-tempo album since the RCA days of Feel, while remaining true to form lyrically, promising to strike close to the listener’s heart.
“Look at Me Now” examines the scars left by love with a passionate chorus that seems instantly recognizable. “Quiet Desperation” explores lost souls over an almost bluesy musical bed. The beautiful whispers of “Cynthia’s Journal” and the soaring “Madame Hate’s Mad Search For Love” will equally find their place, satisfying the fans’ thirst for emotionally direct new material while adding more converts to Human Drama’s devoted audience.
“I am very proud of this album,” says Indovina. “Where past albums dealt with the wounds, this CD deals mostly with the scars left by those wounds. Although it can probably also be described as dealing and living with the choices I’ve made, I think the theme of the album is dealing with the results of what life and love have sent my way.”
“Goodnight Sweetheart,” in fact, may be the most bittersweet love song to date in a career that has seen Indovina explore this subject many times before. The aggressive approach the band takes on this song serves to punctuate the admission of true love through the pain of what time has brought.
All the tears I cried for you
All the hope I never knew
To think I’ll never hold your hand
Touch your face or look into your eyes again
The way we looked in no other eyes before
And never will again
Henry David Thoreau once said, “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” A fitting quote that not only inspires a song on Cause and Effect, but describes all of what Human Drama has spent 17 years exploring.
From Musictap.net: | Some people brood over the complications of life. The inadequacies of love along with the inability of most people to express the simplest feelings of human emotion. They are either afraid of that ocean of pent up disillusionment or are unable to eloquently give voice to it, afraid and impossibly alone. Everybody feels the chasm of insecurity, that gulf between God and man, between understanding and despair. No one escapes but most secure it into a little lockbox and tuck it away under the most central part of the bed of their soul, pulling it out for inspection in the darkest of the hours of their lives.
Johnny Indovina has that gift of introspection and discussion. He can create and form words that explore even the most intricate of thought, fears, despair, and the unknowable. He is able to translate the mix of those components into poetic, heart rending disclosure that allow the rest of us to absorb and to fuse into the one of humanity that we all need to incorporate into our lives.
Whatever Johnny Indovina sings is an echoed foreboding that we all share. His knowledge and ability to enunciate what we all feel is both a beauty and a chain. The talent of Indovina and Human Drama is immeasurable and is beautifully poignant.